CLINTON, Miss. -- The last day the FEMA/MEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hinds County will be open is Thursday, June 12, 2008.
The hours of operation through Thursday are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Residents of Hinds County who have suffered storm damage during the April 4 severe storms and tornadoes are encouraged to visit the center if they need assistance or information regarding their claim. Representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, MEMA and voluntary agencies are available at the center.
The DRC is located at the Willie Morris Library, 4912 Old Canton Road in Jackson. Storm victims are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting the DRC.
Individuals can register for disaster aid by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 ?for those who are hearing or speech impaired. FEMA operators are available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., everyday, until further notice. Registration also can be completed online at www.fema.gov.
Even though the FEMA/MEMA DRC will close June 12, applicants can have their questions answered by calling the FEMA Helpline at the numbers listed above.
Individuals can call the Small Business Administration at 1-800-659-2955, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EDT) or visit the SBA Web site at www.sba.gov.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.